Best of Boston

BEST Furniture

2008 BEST Furniture, Traditional
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Furniture by Dovetail

Newton Lower Falls

In the traditional-furniture smackdown, the allure of an artisan hunched over his work right here in Massachusetts always wins out. So in Dovetail, a 20-year-old family-owned company based in Holden, just 50 miles from Boston, it was clear that we… read more»

2007 BEST Furniture, Children's

Bambini Design

Brookline

Just because you’re bringing home a bambino doesn’t mean you have to turn the place into a romper room. This modern furniture store offers colorful French and Italian items that can make a nursery seem as hip as a South… read more»

2007 BEST Furniture, Eclectic

Hudson

Boston

You might say Hudson has New England roots and California tips. That’s the product of the decor vision of owner-designer Jill Goldberg, whose store is an ecumenical palette of vintage, modern, romantic, and tribal. There are soft, sweet sofas by… read more»

2007 BEST Furniture, Modern

Montage

Boston

Chris Bates and Liz Cingari, the duo behind Montage, recently executed a flawless makeover of their bright, sleek Arlington Street showroom, and with it, unveiled a brand-new roster of European and American designers, including up-and-coming lines exclusive to Montage. Only… read more»

2007 BEST Furniture, Traditional

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers

Boston

Your rich aunt left her classic dining room set to your bratty sister? Who cares?! You can build your own inheritance-worthy collection at Thos. Moser, the Maine-based furnituremaker where all the pieces are handcrafted from solid hardwood, the way they… read more»

2007 BEST Furniture, Custom

Furnature

Watertown

Four generations into making furniture, the Shapiro family discovered they could not only craft a gorgeous sofa, loveseat, chair, or bed to match a customer’s specific vision, but also make it totally nontoxic. The company they founded on that principle,… read more»

2006 BEST Furniture, Antique
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Gallagher-Christopher Antiques

Boston

Even minimalists find joy in this boutique that flouts the typical dusty, cluttered antique shop. Gallagher-Christopher’s selection includes 19th-century English dressers, early-20th-century lighting, and art deco chairs, along with the store’s own new Hermes-esque orange lacquer boxes that, if not… read more»

2006 BEST Furniture, Custom
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Frank Roop

Boston

If, like us, you’ve made the rounds of showrooms and emerged empty-handed, stop next at Frank Roop. The interior designer creates pieces with your tastes and dimensions in mind. His French-inspired lounges, beds, and side tables have a vintage feel… read more»

2006 BEST Furniture, Modern
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Montage

Boston

Its old space was awe-inspiring enough, but its renovated 10,500-square-foot showroom leaves us speechless. Montage now features an overhauled collection that includes contemporary European lines like B&B Italia, MatteoGrassi, and Poltrona Frau. It’s always pushed the home-design envelope, but this… read more»

2006 BEST Furniture, Traditional
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Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers

Boston

No, it’s not flashy. And yes, the lines are reminiscent of a bygone era. But don’t confuse traditional with passé. Thos. Moser’s handmade black cherry furniture, with its customized accents and craftsmanship, never looks dated. Plus, all the store’s wares… read more»